There was no shortage of media from Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch this week. A computer-rendered animation prepared us all for the spectacle, set to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” as a kind of galactic music video. Everything was live-streamed as it happened. Then afterward, the viral video clip of the twoRead more about Elon Musk made history launching a car into space. Did he make art too?[…]
New research out of MIT’s Media Lab is underscoring what other experts have reported or at least suspected before: facial recognition technology is subject to biases based on the data sets provided and the conditions in which algorithms are created. Joy Buolamwini, a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, recently built a dataset of 1,270Read more about Facial recognition software is biased towards white men, researcher finds[…]
According to Cardiogram founder Brandon Ballinger’s latest clinical study, the Apple Watch can detect diabetes in those previously diagnosed with the disease with an 85 percent accuracy. The study is part of the larger DeepHeart study with Cardiogram and UCSF. This particular study used data from 14,000 Apple Watch users and was able to detectRead more about The Apple Watch can detect diabetes with an 85% accuracy, Cardiogram study says[…]
People who owned iPhone 6, 6s, and 6s Plus devices complained earlier this year that they were spontaneously shutting down, even though they had sufficient battery. This was usually happening during “peak current demands,” when you’d be doing something on your phone that required a burst of power — like in the middle of a game, orRead more about Apple sued for intentionally slowing older iPhones[…]
By the end of 2020, I reckon that the share of the domestic market enjoyed by Chinese robotic manufacturers could well increase to 50 percent,” said Daokui Qu, CEO of Chinese robot manufacturer Siasun at a conference in Beijing sponsored by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). According to Wang Ruixiang, president of the ChinaRead more about CHINA IS SET TO BECOME THE LARGEST GLOBAL PRODUCER OF INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS[…]
CARE BEAR ROBOTS TO EASE STAFF SHORTAGES IN JAPANESE NURSERIES Global Bridge Holdings, a Tokyo-based childcare and nursing start-up, has collaborated with Gunma University academics to develop a new system using robots and sensors to monitor children.
BMW JOINS JAGUAR IN BOOSTING ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES The German luxury car maker said that by 2025 it plans 12 all-electric models, and 13 hybrid versions. BMW’s first electric Mini will be released in 2019.